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Department Directory:

Gail Bowers = Choir/Piano

Matt Bringedahl = Band/Orchestra

Denise Elia-Yen = Theatre/Film

Rose Henry = Dance

Tom Laughlin = Art/Graphic Design

Charles Zweig = Ceramics

See our detailed course listing on this page under our promo video!

ENCORE - Performing and Visual Arts

ENCORE Mission Statement

The Encore program at Maria Carrillo High School provides the finest quality arts instruction, combining all its visual and performing arts. The study of art enriches intellectual, emotional, and social skills, and the production of art is a manifestation of that compassionate growth.

Encore is dedicated to offering access to various art forms, highlighting students’ strengths and encouraging them through nurturing and dynamic challenges. Encore students are provided with a safe haven to develop and mature their performing and visual skills among the standards of a professional environment. We provide a wide range of opportunities and techniques to broaden the students’ vision and forms of expression, and pursue these goals as individuals and collaborators among competitive and non-competitive environments.

Working to build proficiency and provide Encore students with all levels of opportunity, it is our goal to cultivate unique artists, actors, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, technicians, writers, directors, and other industry personnel. Our students are artists who also understand the business of their industry, and the smart steps necessary to thrive within it.

Whether they continue their education and find fulfilling jobs in the arts, or bring their creative perspectives into other fields of study, we elevate the whole student as a cultured, compassionate, and innovative person.

We invite you to peruse the variety of class offerings listed here, and to attend our events posted on our calendar. Feel free to email us!

Putting the "A" in STEAM,
Your Encore Teachers

ENCORE Course listing

Gail Bowers:

• Jazz Choir (audition/teacher recommendation)

• Honors Jazz Choir (audition/teacher recommendation)

• Chamber Singers (audition/teacher recommendation)

• Honors Chamber Singers (audition/teacher recommendation)

• Treble Choir (high voices) - no audition

• A Cappella Choir/Bass Choir (low voices) - no audition

• Instrumental Music - piano (all levels)

 

Matt Bringedahl

Concert Band - Concert Band

Symphonic Band - Symphonic Band

Honors Symphonic Band - Wind Orchestra

Orchestra/Honors Orchestra - String Orchestra

Jazz Band/Honors Jazz - Jazz I or II 

 

Denise Elia-Yen:

Drama 1 - no audition necessary!

Drama 2 - prerequisite Drama 1 or audition/teacher recommendation

Stagecraft - learn technical theater, behind-the-scenes!

Film 1 - study and learn basic film techniques

Film 2 - prerequisite Film 2; study and learn more advanced techniques

 

Rose Henry:

Beginning Dance 1

Intermediate Dance 2

Advanced Dance 3

 

Tom Laughlin:

Art 1 P

Art 2 P - Intermediate Advanced Art

Art 3  P - Advanced Art

Commercial Art and Design P

 

Charles Zweig:

Ceramics 1

Ceramics 2

Ceramics 3

Encore Logo
Art & Graphic Design
Art, Graphic Design - Tom Laughlin
Band & Orchestra
Band = Matt Bringedahl
Ceramics
Ceramics = Charles Zweig
CHOIR
CHOIR = Gail Bowers
Dance
Dance = Rose Henry
Theatre & Film
Theatre and Film - Denise Elia-Yen
TECHNICAL THEATRE
Stagecraft = Denise Elia-Yen